Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Ellesmere To New Marton Locks

NB Bendigedig in the mist
Yesterday we met up with NB Henry and set off on our travels.Despite the weather forecast it was not too windy and unpleasant.  Liz and I walked the dogs as far as Frankton Junction (about three miles) while the men played dodgems with all the hireboats at the bridge holes. Eric and I stopped at Maestermyn to arrange boat blacking for April as well as new anodes. We're also changing the propeller back to it's correct size after having a smaller one fitted when last in the dry dock purely because we couldn't get the correct size in the time we were there. Eric noticed the  loss of power and it also affected how quickly the boat stopped.

We caught up with Nick, Liz and Connie above New Marton Locks and moored behind them. This time Nick's down the engine hole servicing the engine which Liz and I have a cuppa and a natter......after all we've got seven months to catch up on!

This morning the boat felt cold as the fire had gone out, so on with the heating before we got out of bed. The fire was soon re lit. It looks cold outside too with the mist  hanging next to the ground, but it seems to be lifting as blue skies are appearing. Today we're not going far, a meal at Poacher's Pocket is planned for this evening and lots more chatting.

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